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for transportation. the latest plan for virginia's liquor industry. >> plus more opposition to a florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the koran. we'll tell you to latest. >> first, it is chilly out there. we got a break from the 90's. how long is this going to last? >> 4:40 on this thursday morning. we have the cold front that moved through yesterday. you felt the winds accelerate and pick up along and behind that front. it is still going to be a little bit breezy today. it is coming from the northwest driveing in the cooler, dryer, less humid air. mostly sunny today. temperatures now around 60 degrees. 61 in frederick. 64 in culpepper. 63 in college park. 69 in lusby. a little breezy, northwesterly winds at 10 and 20. keep the air conditioner off. crank open the windows and let the fresh air circulate. near 80 by saturday. next chance of rain still look it is like sunday with just a few showers possible. low 80's sunday into monday. back to lisa. >> a couple of problems to report now as far as traffic to and from the american lesion bridge. -- legionon bridge. look at 70 in clarksburg. >> y
.c., maryland and virginia coming up. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >>> and good morning. thank you for staying with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa, filling in for steve today. >> i'm allison seymour. the loss of a hollywood legend, actor tony curtis has died at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career in just a moment. >>> first let's take a look outside. it is the story we're dealing with right now. straight up 7:00 and tony perkins is on the desk with you and a very busy man today, both he and tucker. what is going on, tony? >> we continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall move through the area. we have a variety of warnings and watches in effect at this time. i'll let you know first of all that the tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland has been taken down now. it's been allowed to expire. that tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland. now let's look at hd radar and we'll show you where the heavy precipitation is as we speak. and as we've been seeing all morning long, with few exceptions, the heaviest rain is to the east. east of the distr
, driving from wilmington delaware to richmond, virginia, on one gallon of gas. meet the local designers making it happen. >>> and as of next year, 6,000 more cars are coming to one small section of northern virginia where the traffic is already a disaster. one what congressman is doing to try to help. chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet?  >>> well they're telling us to look for a rush hour nightmare when the new department of defense building opens along i- 395 in alexandria next year. that building, part of the brack realignment plan, will house some 6400 employees, but it was built nowhere near a metro station and several studies show that the influx of cars could add 2 hours to everyone's commute along the corridor. well tonight the three top d.o.d. officials will take questions at a town hall meeting hosted by jim moran. >> we have impendin
, virginia. but now, we've learned that's not his real name. his real name is paul pardis. he came here to hear a doctor's description of his mother's condition and during that debriefing, this man, police say, pulled out a handgun as he became emotionally distraught and shot the doctor once in the abdomen. baltimore police swarmed the huge campus of johns hopkins hospital just after 11 a.m. with the report a gunman was in one of the buildings. a doctor was shot and a man was holed up. ashley davis, who said she didn't want her face shown, said she was in the emergency room when she saw the doctor rolled by on a stretcher. >> he appeared to be fine to me. i saw him for 30 seconds. >> but he was conscious. >> yes. >> reporter: paul warren pardis opened fire after hearing the condition of his mother. >> he was being briefed by a doctor, a staff doctor, at johns hopkins, about the condition of his mother, who's identified at jean davis. mr. davis was receiving some news about the care and the condition of his mother just outside the doorway to that room when he became emotionally distraugh
a medical emergency. he is believed to be heading toward the district or west virginia with a female companion in a kia spectra with maryland tags 1ew-b10. >>> together again, sarah palin and glenn beck are teaming up again. plus, what the police say drove a man to kill his wife and several others. new developments in the gas line explosion that killed four people in california. host: could switching to geico really save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance? was abe lincoln honest? mary: does this dress make my backside look big? abe: perhaps... save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance?really host: is having a snowball fight with pitching great randy johnson a bad idea? man: yeah, i'm thinking maybe this was a bad idea. >>> the american hiker who was supposed to be released today remains in an iranian jail. i experts say it may indicate there is a power struggle on the country. the 31-rolled woman was not released. the country's chief prosecutor overruled home, sang the legal process has not been completed. no word on how long that will take. she was arrested along w
two as they will reveal in springfield, virginia on thursday both parties, brian, as you know, need each other to get where they are going but at this point they were increasing signs that they are heading there in different directions. >> tom fitzgerald live in the newsroom. >>> rip, the recession, an academic session confirms the recession ended in june of last year. the national bureau of economic research says the recession began in december 2007, ended 18 months later. that's the longest recession the country has endured since world war ii. most economists agree the recovery is moving slowly. president obama weighed in on the subject today. he says while the recession is technically over, many people in the country of course still hurting. president spoke earlier today on cnbc. >> obviously for the millions of people who are still out of work, people who have seen their home values decline, people who are struggling to pay the bills day to day, it's still very real for them. >> the president fielded questions during the town hall style meeting. he reiterated that he inherited a
student from virginia is in court today. investigators say he opened fire during an off campus party after someone refused to let him in. jessica moore from prince georges county, virginia was killed. police are looking for a second man, they say, gave welsh the gun gun. >>> right now prince georges county community college is shut down because of a natural gas leak. crews are working at campus way south and route 202. officials say a four-inch gas line ruptured this morning. fire crews shut down roads leading to the scene as a precaution. right now gas crews are working to repair the line. >>> usually hot arid weather is great for vineyards but not this time around. grapes used to make california wine are in serious jeopardy. the landing gear malfunctions on a crowded commuter flight and it is ear ely similar to another flight. >>> another commuter justice was forced to make an emergency landing in milwaukee last night. it's a smaller version of the same plane that had a near crash landing at jfk airport in new york on saturday. as joel brown reports, investigators think the landing gear
in west virginia and parts of the shenandoah valley. rain off and on throughout the day to day, moving south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. >>> out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12>>> police found a victimt before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. >>> police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical injury after being hit by a car sa
of virginia. >>> voters now one week away from picking a democratic candidate for mayor. the current mayor picks up a new endorsement. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it is tuesday, september, 7th, 2010. >>> police are looking for a man who allegedly fired a gunshot and took off. it forced the lockdown of several nearby schools. it happened on the 6,000 block of rock forest drive in bethesda. tracee wilkins is live with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. also, because they were trying to corner the suspect into this immediate area amid some road closures that affected traffic made it difficult for some folks to get to work. now, police say they believe their suspect may have actually left this area. they are still trying to figure out exactly when, maybe before they arrived but they do have a suspect description. his name is joshua prince, a white male, age 32. he may have fled in a black tahoe. they are saying he is armed and dangerous with a high-powered rifle. no one should approach this suspe
about why a northern virginia man may have staged a violent incident at johns hopkin hospital in baltimore. it turns out the gunman was likely distraught over his mother's condition gentleman the incident began at the hospital around 11:00 yesterday morning. the gunman and his mother are said to be from arlington. police say paul warren pardus pulled a gun and shot his mother's doctor while the surgeon updated him on his mother's condition. pardus barricaded himself in his mother's eighth floor hospital room killing his mother and then himself. for more than two hours, no one knew what was happening inside. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. it was scary just knowing that machine -- someone is on the outside on a rampage with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> reporter: police had originally identified par stay with us -- pardus as warren davis but he says he changed his name. >>> four metro access drivers accused of sexual assaults against disabled customer
in a townhouse community in the 15700 block of widewater drive in montclar, virginia. he died she survived. no word on her condition. >>> if you're near ronald reagan washington national airport this morning you may notice lot was emergency vehicles, maybe even some smoke there. no need to worry. this isll part of an ergency drill. "news4 today" derrick ward jones us from. ronald reagan washington national airport with how this drill wl play out and if it's affecting travel. >> reporter: you know, a lot of planning went into this event today, but already there's smoke and flames. every indication it will dafbt. that'swhat the planners wanted. now i want to step out of the way and get a look. about 100 vmts will take part. the scenario that will unfold is a plane crash on approach to ronald reagan washington national airport. it hits cars and shuttle bus on the ground. the are injuries and some folks wind up in thepotomac. this nightmare scenario is all about being prepared should the unthinkable me about. this is a mandatory drill we do it every three years. it involves a full scale respon
in almost 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. 41-year-old teresa lewis was convicted in 2002 of hiring the two men who killed her husband and stepsoin an elaborate scam to collect insurance money. >>> the fire described three homes in the 8300 block of tillup loop in manassas. jane has more. >> reporter: eight homes were damaged or destroyed as strong winds whipped the massive blaze through a row of single-family homes. an upscale neighborhood turns into a fiery inferno as strong winds cause fles to jump from roof to roof. amateur video shows a fast-moving blaze as firefighters struggle to get control and neighbors start to panic. >> it was only ten minute before all of these went up. it was really, really horrific. i said, you kw, i need to pack some things and get out of he. i knew how close we were and seeing how fast it happened. it was pretty bad. >> reporter: witnesses say the fireroke out in the back of 8355 tillut loop. the heatrom the fire caused vinyl siding on three homes to melt. one neighbor ran or to door to make sure everyone made it out okay. >> i ran to the g
now. a few light showers in ohio and west virginia but around here generally clear. we could see 30s or 40s here. 60s and 70s across the board. 73 national. dew point in the 60s and a light wind out of the north at three miles an hour. nationally, we have some showers out in the rockies in the southwest. this moisture is feeding in to a developing storm system in the northern plains and once again rough weather ahead of this. showers and storms through wisconsin approaching chicago later on and could cause flight delays an that's a popular spot for folks to go through. the front operating milder air from the warm hot air will be lifting north of us. other than a possibility of a couple of storms this afternoon, we should have a lot less action than yesterday and then this front, this is coming on friday in to saturday morning. this will be our savior. cool us back down to the 80s on saturday an 70s on sunday. our seven-day forecast, 92 today. 94 tomorrow. isolated storm today. and look at this, monday, tuesday, wednesday, upper 70s to low 80s with a few much- needed showers. here's a
lived here at this small home in arlington, but his family is from birminghamton, virginia. that is where we caught up with his brother who caught up with us exclusively who said he believes his brother did this because he felt so bad for his mother. he believes his brother, the infamous johns hopkins shooter did everything because he couldn't watch his mother suffer anymore. >> he tried to be with her and do as much as he could. >> gibson said for the last few years, chronic back pain kept his mother, jean davis in and out of hospitals. pardus was the one to take her to specialists for her pain. >> the operation was unsuccessful and i guess he thought she probably wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> gibson and pardus' neighbors say he was not a violent man but rather a devoted son going to medical school at one point to help. >> he wanted to stay with her as much as he could. >> in the end, pardus was with his mother. leaving gibson to cope with the loss of both. >> i've lost my mom and my brother. >> pmp ardus worked as a metro assets driver driving around the elder
? ove, go long! >>> and tonight, virginia is being connected to other crimes in other states. >> we have details and reactions from virginia's governor. >> the 46-page report is tracing guns and it is out of the guns that can be traced to specific crimes across the country. they say that & are guns that came here from the commonwealth of virginia. it is a criticism of the mayor's commission. they have been reported to have been used from hold of two homicides in other states. the report cites virginia's lack of background checks at gun shows as one of the reasons that the state is considered a top supplier in crime. this is a big issue for those in northern virginia as well. >> there should not be a loophole going at a gun show than going through the normal process. that does not seem like the way it should be. >> they should tighten up on the gun laws. i do not think anybody should be able to just get a gun. you have crazy people out here. >> the mayors' report connects tougher gun laws. the commonwealth gun laws are strong, says the governor. >> cracking down on criminals as good. >> a
. was move it outside we want to show you 95 heading northbound to virginia. no real volume between the parkway up towards the mixing bowl. as we continue onto 395 you'll find everything all clear here as well making your way from the beltway towards that 14th street bridge. into d. c. we go eastern avenue at kenilworth. lanes are wide open for business out here. wrapping up it looks like drivers are moving at speed between 95 and interstate 270. over to you. >>> the growing problem of distracted driving will take center stage this morning. 9 news now reporter christine fisher is there live. >> reporter: good morning. the transportation secretary held his first distracted driving summit right here last year and since then the number of states that have out right banned all hand held cell phone use while driving has jumped to eight. the number of states that's banned texting while driving has jumped to 30. we are seeing improvements nation wide but the bottom line is the message doesn't seem to be reaching teenage drives and that's really the target audience here. a new survey shows
to the atlantic beaches. now 69 at national airport. the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, many locations in the 50s there. it's in the low0s on the eastern shore away from the waters and around virginia's tide water region up near upper 60s. over the last 12 hours we've seen som increase in the cloud cover coming from a low essure system that's spreading some rain from michigan down through ohio, indiana, kentucky, southern illinois. that's heading to theeast. and it may arrive here this evening. before then, increasing clouds, highs, mid 80s. then there is that chance of a passing shower this evening. maybe some thunder, small chance of that. d then tomorrow we'll get increasing sunshine with highs in the low 80s. and looks like a nice weekend to follow. saturday and sunday both days with some sunshine. we should make it into the low 80s. morning lows, low 60s. let's check traffic for this thursday morning. >> tom, god morning, we get under way, the investigation continues for that horrible accident in district heights. we'll keep you updated on that. other than that, quiet m
a northern virginia man staged a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say he shot a doctor and then shot and kill his mother and then turned the gun on himself. this morning, that doctors recovering and now the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's condition. sarah joins us with more on this. >> police say paul warren pardus became so upset when he heard about his mother's condition, he shot the surgeon. the wounded surgeon was shot in the abdomen. pardus barr indicatedded himself in the room with his mother. >> my boss came running in and he told me what happened, that there is a guy running around with a gun. and to stay put. it was carey -- scary knowing that somebody was running around with a gun on a rampage in a place where we're supposed to be protected. >> this morning, johns hopkin is operating as normal. >> pardus lived in south arlington with his mother in this home along south kenmore street. neighbors described him as friendly and quiet. they say he and to be his mother's
, virginia and his mother are both dead. the wounded doctor is still in the operating room but expected to survive. reporting live from baltimore, andrea mccarran, 9 news now, back to you. >> andrea, what have you learned about security at the hospital? >> reporter: well that's an interesting question. hospital administrators, after the virginia tech shooting, say they felt compelled to look into security here. we're going to take a look at that at 6:00 because it applies to most hospitals in our area. no magnetometers, we'll take a look at what is in place and what has been considered and what is realistic here at johns hopkins for a hospital that has more than 80,000 visitors a week. also coming up at 6:00, we'll talk to a man who first learned his sister, who is working in the hospital, was in this chaos by her facebook posting later -- again that's coming up tonight at 6:00. >> andrea, thank you so much. >>> a district heights man slammed his car into an ambulance, killing himself and two passengers. the ambulance had lights and siren on but the driver never hit the brakes. the cras
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or more daily. now in the district it is 40% of residents. 37% in maryland and under 34% in virginia. when it comes to eating three servings of vegetables a day, 26% of americans do that. dc is still eating pretty healthyful with 32%. maryland just urn 29 an virginia at 30%. so, if you are living in virginia i'm in the district. how are we doing? >> i'm trying. we are moms. always bring a snack just in case. i try to always have fruit in the bag to go but sometimes mcdonald's calls. >> exactly. i wasn't a big fruit and vegetable person as a child but as a parent. >> you try, you try to improve your habits. >> that's all that is important. we try and add a little more. >> got it. >>> up next hear from a woman who uses psychedelic mushrooms as medicine. that's no the kind of veggies we are talking about. >> i saw it as aioliing, breathing entity. >> in three minutes you will also hear from a johns hopkins phd on the benefits of this control technique. it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic starting with devon lucie. >> no aberrations in the forecast. another beautiful day coming o
of town up to pennsylvania, western maryland, west virginia a better chance of seeing appreciable showers opposed to south of town where you will be hard pressed to see much of anything. 72 by 9:00. 80 at noon. 84 at 5:00. should be a shower by then but the beer chance 0 will be north and northwest of dc. code green air quality once again and breezy this afternoon. winds could gust to 20. the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, partly cloudy, comfortable. 580s and 60s and near 70 in a few spots. sun is coming up at 6:50. getting later and later. tonight, scattered showers. a thunderstorm can't be ruled out. 57 to 67. southwesterly winds will turn northwest late. north and west of town. we will see the northwesterly brieses tomorrow. that is going to give us a pleasant friday. low to mid-80s with a northwest wind at ten miles an hour. the average is 79 here in town. we are 68. 70 southern maryland. 63 easton. bill in newland is 64. tappahannock 63 and few spots in the upper a 80s from lurayen, stanton and martinsburg and the mountains, as well. 68 with partly cloudy skies at reagan national.
amtrak routes between virginia's tidewater area and newport news have been canceled because of the coming storm. these are live pictures from wrightsville beach, north carolina. many tourists and residents have left north carolina's outer banks. it's still unclear how close the strongest winds and heaviest surge will get to north carolina's fragile chain of barrier islands. tom is here now to tell us what he sees going on right now and some changes happening as we speak. >>> it looks like the winds are picking up at wrightsville beach. you can see the camera bouncing around, and the surf is getting rougher at wrightsville beach, north carolina. well, let's take a look across the tropical atlantic. we've got three named storms. we've got the major hurricane earl and then far to the south and east of that is a rather disorganized tropical storm, fiona. and that, though, is showing a little more organization as it moves off to the north, and that will likely stay way out to sea and not threaten the atlantic seaboard. farther to the east is gaston. it is a tropical storm and it's heading due
, brittany. thank you. >>> tonight the u.s. supreme court is the only chance a virginia woman has to avoid execution. virginia governor bob mcdonnell denied clemency. she is the only woman on virginia's death row. she is the first woman to be executed in nearly a century. they convicted her to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. her execution is scheduled for next thursday. >>> we just made some calls and the capitol hill police have not yet released the name of the man killed right near the u.s. botanical gardens today. but officers say the man pointed a gun at them and when they ordered him to drop it he didn't do it so they shot him dead. no word on what sparked the whole thing. >>> and a heart-breaking accident in silver spring has left a toddler strangled to death. the 18-month-old's father found the little boy all entangled in the drapery cord inside their apartment this afternoon. a police officer rushed the father and the child in thinks police cruiser to a nearby hospital, but it was just too late. neighbors at the apartment complex are in shock. some say they h
's arrival. but north carolina could be hit harder than virginia. jay gray has the latest on storm preparations from kill devil hills on the outer banks. >> reporter: calm seas can't hide the concern as hurricane earl, a major storm continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina, to maine, any of these areas could be impacted and getting people to record they need recognize they need to get ready now. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have very significant impact. >> reporter: north carolina's outer banks will likely be the first to feel the effects of earl. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals are saying it is teasing us. so we're going to hang out and see what happens until they run us off the island, i guess we'll be all right. >> reporter: evacuations orders are already in effect on okracoke island. more are expected later today. as far north as massachusetts, many aren't waiting for orders, already pulling boats from the water and preparing to ride out the sto
stations through the end of this week. a front -- about an hour from now residence in virginia are expected to speak out about a band over holiday decorations. the council will reconsider the ban on religious displays at the county courthouse. the board is expected to make a decision tomorrow. >> in many districts, teachers are being asked to do a lot more with a lot less. schools in fairfax, arlington and alexandria have experienced a jump in enrollment. at the same time by the budgets are much leaner this year. fairfax lost more than $34 million in funding. it >> investigators are announcing that the fire that killed 29 horses in west virginia may have been deliberately set. flames for god's name morning in 3-vote -- in three barnes. -- flames broke out in three s.rnes ♪ >> some claim the speake camera -- this speed cameras making some startling miscalculations. >> today, this camera is focused on -- these cameras are focused on both northbound and southbound routes to 10. drivers are saying that there is no way that the tickets they got there can be valid. >> some state it is highway r
on the mountains, only in the fourth on western maryland and much of west virginia, and right near the waters, it's in the upper 60s to near 70. the view from space over the last 12 hours showing canadian high pressure pumping in on the northwesterly breezes and that h be with us here throughout the day today with lots of sunshine and cooper weather. highs reaching near 80. that wind will be gusting around 25-mile-an-hour or so and it will diminish a bit tonight and still be a bit blustery tomorrow. cool tomorrow morning again down into the mid-50s. and saturday looks delightful, sunny in the morning, clouds in the afternoon, highs near 80, clouding up saturday night. could get much needed rain on sunday with highs near 80, but it does look like it will end in time for the skins game sunday night. now let's check traffic on this thursday morning. ashley linder, good morning. >>> fortunately we're wrapping up overnight road construction. we had a ton of it, so the inner loop at little river that's all gone and the outer look at 66, they're in the process of picking up that work zone. route 1 new c
families to rebuild what they have lost. >>> investigators in another virginia community are trying to piece together what led to a deadly fire earlier this week. a 24-year-old and her son died when flames raced through their lorton town house on wednesday. her three other children survived after she dropped out of a second story window. >>> we are following a couple of developing story started in the district, crews are repaired a water main break. they are trying to fix the break near martin luther king avenue in southeast d.c. they are also cleaning up after a downed tree. there are traffic issues in that area this afternoon >>> in arlington, police say that a driver who had a medical emergency was responsible for a seven-car pileup on i-66 this morning. the cleanup is causing delays near the roosevelt bridge. four people were taken to hospital and there is no word on their condition. >>> investigators say suspect on the list should be considered armed and dangerous. there was a crash in southeast d.c. early this morning. courtney robinson brings us the latest. >> it was a series
have an accident now gone. i have news chopper 7 flying over the beltway in virginia. on the interloop to this wreck, only the two left lanes getting through. >> lisa, thank you. 55 degrees outside this tuesday morning. coming up next, a breakthrough in the fight agains al sdiemer disease. >> john stewart at his best on 4 today. [ male announcer ] you can't un-smoke a cigarette. and you can't go back and un-do the times you tried quitng.. ♪ but evsmoker was a non-smoker once. you could be again. for many, smokinis a treatable mecal condition. so talk to your doctor about prescripon treatment optis and support. and make this ti, your time. >> researchers discovered a protein that seems to signal how aggressive alzheimers will be. if they could lower the levels, they could slow prodepression. more than 5 million americans are estimated to be living with these diseases. the annual koflt of being owe beast is $4900 for women and $2600 foremen. >> there is a new requirement for college athletes that must undergo an sikcle cell disease. some say testing athletes could prove discriminatory
that affected several northern virginia stations. the roslyn, courthouse, pentagon and crystal city. paramedics had to free one woman from an elevator after she not trapped at courthouse station. work could last through tomorrow. still not clear what caused the elevators to shut down. >>> this moing, georgetown university is investiting what they call several hate and bias incidents. they occurred between september 6th and 13th at two separate residce halls, now south hall and darnell halls. hitlerand swastikas were written on dry ee race boards. >>> a neighborhood dispute over a speed bump may have led to a murde in fairfax county in the springfield area. police say the suspect and victim knew each other. pat collins talked with neighbors who knew the victim. >> this is a story about a man who lives in this house. and another m who lives down the street in that house. and a new speed bu on field master drive and how an argument over this hump could have led to a case of murder. >> he kept an eye on all us here. on all of us. he went to our house ihe would go away. he would check the papers an
obama addressed voters in virginia that said he had no idea how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> and pilot jack conroyd called the landing the most significant thing that happened to him in 32 yrs of flying. he praised his crew saying he was no hero, adding, he was just doing his job. >>> hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest at his home in nevada. in a career that spanned 59 years and was in "some like it hot" and the father of jamie curtis, he was 85. back to matt and vieira, certainly a huge loss. >> and jamie lee is a big friend of ours. our condolences go out to her and her ent in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood. when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> that's right. >> great storyteller. >> what a life. >> had quite a life. >> yes, he did. >> amy mentioned that some like it hot movie where he got focus marilyn monroe and reporters asked him aftethe scene, what was it like to kiss marilyn monroe? he thought it was a d i'm meteorologistom kierein. we've got pockets of hea
night, too. still looking at some extremely dry conditions over eastern west virginia. pretty dry here. then severely dry conditns still downround culpeper, rappahanck and going over to the shenandoah valley. we need that rainfall. our radar currently is quiet. i know we've got the clouds out there but those clouds are moving out ofhere. we'll talk about the next rain chance coming up. our temperatures, nothing like yesterday. we got past 90 degrees. capitol hill at 79. trinidad, too. you folks in fairfax county, 74 degrees. a little cooler. then your warm spot is south. 82 now in leonardtown. cooling down to 65 by 11:00 p.m. our skies will be clearing out this evening. a gorgeous seasonable weekend coming our way and a dra pattern going into next week. we'l talk about that and the fact thatkarl, hurricane karl, just made landfall around mexico. that coming upnd what's going on with igor as it approaches bermuda. >>> we are following a story in silver spring. police are investigating the tragic death of a toddler. a 17-month-old boy was choked to death after getting tangled in a window
for a rematch against martin o'mally. a northern virginia man will be at utah supreme court today in hopes of gaining custody of his daughter. john wyat says his daughter was adopted and taken to utah without his permission. his girlfriend gave birth last year without telling him and put emma up for adoption. he says that was in violation of fralt parental kidnapping laws. >> the death toll is growing in texas in the aftermath of tropical storm hermine. two people have died from rain associated with that storm. this comes after a number of dramatic reves like this. firefighters in arlington, texas pulling a woman to safety. check out this dramatic video from dallas. you'll see a tornado forming tearing apart a section of a rail chard. that twister slammed a truck into a warehouse. that was one of several tornados that touched down throughout the day. >> wildfires in colorado are burning out of control for a third day and four people are still missing. flames burning destroyed at least 136 homes so far. that makes this the most destructive series of wildfires in colorado history. many of th
a northern virginia man may have staged a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say that he shot a doctor, shot and killed his mother, then turned the gun on himself. >>> this morning, that doctor is recovering. now, the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's conditions. fox 5's sarah simmons joins us this morning. >> good news, the doctor underwent surgery and is expected to be okay. the shooter's brother says he believes his brother is upset over his mother's surgery, because she probably wouldn't be able to walk again. police say paul warren hardic pulled a gun and shot his motor's doctor while the surgeon was updating him on the condition of his elderly mother. the bullet went right into the doctor's stomach. he barricaded himself with his mother. he killed his 84-year-old mother and then himself. for more than two hours, people were frightened but knew little about what was going on inside. >> my boss came running in. and he said there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> it's scary, just knowing that someone
by this can learn they are not alone. >>> here is what's in the news now. virginia's governor will talk with the tea party for the first time. republican bob mcdonald will address a convention next month in richmond. the woman accused in the deadly drunk driving crash now faces a manslaughter crash. she crashed her car into an restaurant september 8th. did you hear about this? a man in kentucky says he's not guilty of murdering his wife because he had too much caffeine the day of the crime. the lawyer for woody smith says his client was sleep deprived and insane. reason? maybe. >> i'm not a lawyer. >> we'll see how it plays out in court. >>> let's get to the weather. it's beautiful out there. it's beautiful and crisp. tomorrow will feel more like summer. your moms like me.com bus stop forecast. i think you need a jacket, sweatshirt, something. it's really nippy out there. we have 40s in spots. the sun is coming up here in about 40 minutes. 64 at 9. 74 at noon and 79 for the drive home. tonight clear to partly cloudy. not as chilly as this morning but still many 50s the low 60s with a so
the struggle of the civil-rights movement. >>> the famed rotunda at the university of virginia will get a facelift. it will be replaced with part of its columns restored, and it should cost about $23 million. the university hopes the state will pay $13 million, and the rest will come from private donations. >>> and still to come on abc7 news at 6:00 -- >> in northwest washington, one person is honored for his work in trying to prevent sexual assault. i will tell you about it. >>> and a picture perfect wednesday. bob ryan is next with the complete forecast. >> it was a picture perfect day in atlanta. wait until you see. and the ravens are tryi >>> a unique approach to problem. men can stop rape. >> it teaches masculinity and nonviolence, and some d.c. students are being honored for their work to prevent sexual assault. >> they are encouraging male students to be real men. >> men have the capacity and a desire to be strong without being violent korea >> they have clubs, called men of strength. >> it is not about lifting 50 pounds. it is about social intelligence and other famous. >> they
. the panhandle of west virginia, western maryland will be about .25 inches of it. we will see some clouds today. scattered showers anticipated late this afternoon. most of the rain will be further north and northwest of the metro. tomorrow it will be cooler. >> a serious accident overnight. we are about to tell you more in the news portion of the show. this is on a stretch of the moral burden drive. -- more drive. be very careful as you travel to that area. we do not have any accidents to report. traffic is in pretty good shape on the 270. the loop looks good from college park to silver spring. back to you. >> let's get more on that breaking news from prince george's county. three people are dead after an ambulance and suv collide. we are live now on the ticket 600 block of marlborough plight. >> i want to give you an idea of exactly what happened here on a marlboro pike. an ambulance was responding to a call when suv is traveling in the same lane was traveling eastbound. according to the video, you can see the suv going in a high rate of speed. it is an extremely tragic accident. when the ambu
airports. have not heard of any other airlines. out on the rails, virginia railway express predicting delays up to an hour and a half. mark has delays of up to a half hour as well and amtrak had some delays all day long. be sure to check the status of any train you need to catch or the ones you're waiting for before you head out the door. we have links to amtrak, and mark at wusa9.com. all you have to do is click on traffic. >>> one of the westbound lanes of the columbia pike in arlington is blocked off by those orange construction barrels tonight. that's because the heavy rains today have created a sink hole and it is right near south wakefield. crews were able to patch that hole earlier this afternoon. no word tonight on when more permanent repairs can be made. >> and the high waters closed part of the dulles toll road. patranya, that sounds terrible. >> that does sound terrible. it's bad news from the dulles toll road. still closed between franklin street and the dc line. be aware of that. don't cross the rising water. you saw what happened to that guy. other problems on the roads
. it still is. 95, 66. increasing volume of traffic heading toward vienna on 270. 95 in maryland and virginia look good. things look good on route 4, route 5. looks good to annapolis. metrorail is reporting normal service system wide. starting to see a little more action on the highway. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it is 5:11, 66 degrees. >> still ahead, for you to live? a two-day trial and what it means for the website. -- you tube live? >> serious issues caused th e wheaton metro stop to shut down yesterday. >> making progress on a mideast peace deal. we will >>> in our top stories on this tuesday, it is primary day in maryland and the district. the mayor's race in d.c. between adrian fenty and vincent gray will come to an end. voters will also choose candidates for several city offices. maryland voters will decide who runs for governor and other state and local offices. >>> outdoor burning is to blame for two major of fires in colorado. one fire burned through 900 acres and two offices. another fire near boulder destroyed 166 houses and 10 square miles. >>> secretary clinton has arrived
5:00 in the morning. 66 at national airport. ral areas of maryland and virginia, many locations upper 50s. near the bay, though, low to mid-60s. in the mountains, upper 50s. over the last 12 hours, a few high clouds drifting north an west. highs reaching the low 80s. 50s tomorrow morning. mostly sunny wednesday, near 80. area of low pressure will give us a small chance of a passing shower thursday night. perhaps into friday morning. weave to dry out a bit with highs near 80. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. jerry, how is it looking? >> looking good this morning so far. capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop, top side from american league to bridge doi fine. south side, no woies. getting from an trues air force base to alexandria to i-95 moving along nicely. speaking of the wilson bridge, here's the outer loop, the inner loop. again, moving along with the travel lanes open. >> thank you, jerry. >> today could decide who the next mayor of the district will be. voters will heado the polls in about two hours. fenty is vying for second term but he is facing challe
'donnell is scheduled to speak at a conservative summit. she defeated nine-term congressman mike castle. virginia governor mcdonnell and former governor massachusetts mitt romney and knew gingrich are expected to attend. >>> president obama went on the attack against republicans last night. he likened the economy to a car, saying that the gom run it into a ditch and watched as democrats tried to fix it. >> we get this car back on the road and we can see the way forward. and we get a tap on our shoulder and we turn around and it's the republicans. and they say, can we have the keys back? no. you can't have the keys back. you don't know how to drive. >> president was speaking at a fundraiser for connecticut senate candidate rich bloomingthal. >>> this is a measure aimed at boosting up small businesses and hopefully getting them to hire again. of course people would want that. the senate has passed this new bill. it would establish a $30 billion government fund to open up lending for credit-starved businesses and give them more tax incentives. >>> rates on a zero year fixed mortgage averages 3.47%.
in baltimore. fredericksberg, virginia, at 56 degrees and in higers town it is 60 degrees at this hour. and here, not a cloud in the sky. clear skies across most of the area and a couple of clouds off to the south and east and we do not expect any precipitation today. after a cool start, mostly sunny. normal high would be 80 degrees and we're looking for a eye of 83 in the middle of the afternoon. that's a look at the weather. now another look at this morning's rush hour traffic with julie wright. >>> outer loop had yet another crash as traffic merges from 95 to the outer loop. outer loop delays from college park into silver spring, with 95 flowing south to the parkway. bwi is better source. past 9, the pace improves toward university boulevard. southbound 270 delays, and on and off the brakes from falls road toward the split. in virginia, no change here, northbound 95 jammed up in the main line out of woodbridge leaving the prince william parkway. slow traffic in springfield, 395 slow to seminary road. on route 1 delays to 123, traffic slows again toward fort belvoir. that's a check o
to the arrest of a lorton, virginia man. he is accused of possessing child pornography. police were tipped off by firefighters actually about the pornographic material in 51- year-old mark barget's home. they went into his home to make sure a fire next door hadn't spread. he is a wrestling official who works with middle school and high school wrestlers in our area. >> if you are a parent of one of those children and you want to open a conversation with your child, speak with your child about those matches and ask if they feel they have any information they would like to share with the police department. >> the northern virginia wrestling officials association releaseed a statement saying in part, these allegations have no connection to his duties as an independent contractor to our association and that the rules for bid an official be alone with any of the wrestlers without the presence of the coach or team. >>> a former teacher at one of the district's most prestigious cools was charged in a child sex abuse case but won't spend any time in jail. a judge sentenced robert peterson to 15 years i
're looking at. taking the trip into virginia, the issue will be just after the aqua quan on the approach to route 1. you lose the two left lanes. we had jammed conditions before the incident so this is adding to the delays. the hov are flying past this accident and no marc train delays to report at this point. craig and eun, back to you. >>> it's now 6:13. 75 degrees. president obama's new plan to turn around the economy. find out who will be seeing a tax cut and who won't. >>> the d krmt mayor's race is heating up, the difference you may see at the poll >>> breaking news, reports of a possible sex assault in fairfax county. let's go to kimberly suiters with the details. >> this information is just coming into the newsroom from the fairfax county police department. this possible sexual assault happened early this morning when a jogger found a woman who claimed she been assaulted. this is from the franconia area at the intersection of franconia and la vista drive. a jogger coming along, finds a woman who says she's been sexually assaulted. this jogger then notifies police. we do know the
, it was in the mid-40s this morning. there now near 70 in much of maryland and west virginia. carolinas now upper 70s to nr 08 there. er the last 12 hours we had the rain we had yesterday move off the atlantic seaboard and some of that lingering moiure this morning condensed and forming that fog. but it has burned off and for the rest of the afternoon should be sunny and mild. highs reach low 80 by midafternoon. a look at the rest of the weekend. that'll be coming up in just a couple minutes, barbara. >> okay, tom. thank you. >>> and we ve a traffic alert for drivers who use the 14th street bridge, a new traffic pattern taking eect today. you can see the entire left shoulder of the bridge is now closed to traffic. you'll be able to get by work zone on the four right lanes. the new pattern has been in place since 5:00 this morning. this is the next phase of the construction. this marks the halfway point in that bridge project. and let's say good morning to a guy who's been gone too long. jerry edwards, welcome home. >> hi, barbara. good to be back. good morning, eryone. speaking of the 14th street bri
. in the 50s in many locations. only in the 40s from allegheny and garrett counties and into west virginia. near the bay, upper 60s. highs today near 80. lots of sunshine. a blustery wind. 50s again saturday morning. sunny in the morning, but clouds on the increase saturday afternoon with a high near 80. looks like rain likely, needed rain, on sunday. ought to dry out in time for the skins game sunday night. a look into next week ten minutes. how is our traffic? >>> a couple of issues out of prince george's. an accident reported, no word on lane information, but we'll get to you. as we travel 270 southbound, 109 inching long southbound, but by the time you meet up with father hurley, the pace does start to pick up a little bit. around the kalt beltway, all is quiet past connecticut avenue. the headlights are on the outer look on the increase. along 95 in virginia, looks beautiful, but starting to stack up. you will find slow moving traffic leaving wood bridge headed up towards lorto ncht. back to you. >>> 6:12 is your time. what's happening on highways across the country that hasn't happen
are filling out between university and georgia. the delay is on the way. and finally virginia we wrap with you. 66 no incidents or accidents just a little more congestion building between 50 and nutley. now, over to andrea? >> thank you. >>> the major story is campaign 2010 and the fallout from a big primary election. here's a quick rundown of what you need to know. vincent gray will be the district's next mayor. he beat mayor fenty. in prince georges county baker is declaring victory in the county executive race but no official reports result. and nationwide, at least two key wince for the conservative tea party movement. again the top headline is a shake-up in the district. vincent gray rode a wave of discontent of victory in the democratic primary. with 90% of the precincts counted, gray grabs 53% of the vote. fenty got 45%. kristin fisher has more on the race that didn't end until four hours ago. kristin? >> i know. crazy. this race wasn't called until around 2:00 this morning and gray didn't even stand up to give his victory speech until a half hour later. so a very late night for everyon
! >>> if you live in northern virginia you may have a little extra time to pay your car and property taxes, the personal one them partnershipper had a problem and so 115,000 of you in arlington, falls church and alexandria are getting an unexpected gift. in arlington the county is pushing the due date on your tack bill back to october 15th. 45,000 bills went out last week, and another 70,000 will go out this week. if you don't know yet about -- we don't know yet about alexandria and falls church. >>> chevy chase bank is no more. they are now capital one. the mclean based company is the ninth largest bank in the country based on deposit and employs 4,000 people in the region. >>> looking at neighborhood news, it is a challenge from one local pastor. a 90 day challenge to a church to lose weight and be healthy. you can read more at wusa9.com and check on the news in your backyard at where you live on the center of the page back in a few minutes. hi! welcome to progressive.com. come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or c
of west virginia, temperatures there are near 60. over the last 12 hours, the bulk of the heavier rain fell north of washington in pennsylvania. they hadevere weather. new york city, they're getting that there. long island, heavy downpours and strong winds. for, we'll have some sunine. afternoon highs into the low 80s. and increasing sunshine by late afterno. great weather for all the games. partly cloudy sunday, mid-80s. good wther for the skins game sunday afternoon. how is our traffic, ashley? >> well, od morning. we are starting you off with a big problem. outer loop is shut down between connecticut avenue and 355. this is the headlights on connecticut area. it happened in the 10:00 ho overnight. hazm spill. they're still cleaning it up. no delaproblems exi right now b traffic is light. this is going to be a big issue for beltway drivers. back to you. >>> thanks ve much, ashley. >>> for the first time two of the discovery channel employees spoke out about their four hour ordeal. they talked publicly to oprah winfrey. they said they were forced to lie on the floor of the discovery b
but should be clearing in the next 30 minutes. math sailing 95 to 270. no complaints. in virginia, 66 eastbound appears to be moving well out of manassas to inside the beltway. 95 northbound, also checking out okay from the beltway to the 18th street bridge and 95, before that, we are looking at a one hour drive from fredericksburg to the springfield spore change. back to you. primary day 2010 has come and gone and there's major changes in our region. specifically in the district of columbia. the citizens of dc voted and mayor fenty has been defeated by vincent gray. with t 0% of precincts reporting, gray finished with 53% of the vote while mayor fenty carried 48%. chairman -- gray's victory assured he will be the next mayor since there is no republican running in the general election. >> make no mistake, we will work to restore your trust in city government by being fiscally responsible by bringing back transparency and sending a message that the days of play to pay politics are over in district of columbia. >> reporter: the mayor conceded the race at 2:45 this morning. he was critic
, frederick, tward clarksburg. and it continues. martinsburg, west virginia. that rain will continue to move out of the region overnight. a few more showers could sti be in the offing and we'll talk about what is in store for the weekend in my full forecast coming up. >> thanks. >>> t economy still has a long way to go. but two new government reports out today suggest that two of the biggest threats are easing now. wholesale prices are holding steady. and there is another drop in jobless claims. nevertheless, a lot of people are still looking for work. dozens turned out for a job fair today in rosslyn, virginia. it was sponsored by the group national career fares. the job seeke got a chance to meet face to face with dozens of employers who say they are still hiring. may not while on capitol hill, both parties are scrambling to convce voters that they're making the right moves for e economy, and making a dent in the growing poverty rate in our nation. steve has our report. >> reporter: 44 million people in america. one in seven were poor in 2009. an 8% increase over the year before. poverty m
to school today. pat, back to you. >> thank you. >>> baltimore police travel to virginia today looking for clues that cou have helped them prevent last week's deadly shooting at john's hopkins hospital. the gunman lived in arlington. police searched his home and found another gun. right now there are no signs the crime was premeditated. he shot a doctor before he killed himself and his sick mother. the shooting is also prompted baltimore police to review emergency plans at hopkins and other area universities and hospital today police met with security offici officials at surrounding hospitals. all hadmergency planin place, but more work needs to be done to improve communications between those institutions and city officers. > a young political hopeful from our area who was hit by an suv over the weekend has died. police say natasha pettigrew died early this morning. she was riding her bike when an suv hit her. the driver told police she didn't realize she had hit a person until she got home and found the bike lodged beneath her vehicle. at this point the driver has not been charged in
the metal detector in place. >> thank you. and our team coverage continues in arlington, virginia, where neighbors of the gunman and his mother spoke with jackie who join us on the phone. what are you hearing? >> reporter: not exactly the type of thing you would expect to encounter in a situation like this. when the neighbors learned of the name of the suspect and the victim in this shooting, they basically reacted by bursting into tears. they knew mr. davis and his mother who was in her 90s. he was well known in this neighborhood for the exquisite pair they say that he took of his mother who has apparently something very alzheimer's-like. she would wander off. and everyone in the neighborhood respected him very, vy much for the care that he took of his mother. so they are very shocked by this. horrified. th certainly say they don't believe there is anything that would condone doing this. as one neighbor told me, this is the la man in the world i would ever expt to do this. when we get more information, we have interviews with neighbors and things like, that i will bring those to you as
william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the student was treated before getting cleared to head back to class. a letter was sent home to parents. >>> and fairfax county police are giving drivers fair warning. they're watching a major enforcement campaign that go after distracted drivers in a whole new approach. julie carey tell us what they'll be looking for. >> reporter: the steering wheel in one hand. the cell phone in the other. the latest example of the consequences wednesday night on franconia road. a van ran a red light causing a four vehicle crash. >> eight people were hospitalized because the guy took his phone out to check his facebook update. >> reporter: but they've learn virginia's law against texting while driving is so full of loophole, it is almost unenforceable. only 18 people have been charged this year. they'll attack with it a very tried and true charge. failure to pay full time and attention. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate th
the panhandle of west virginia. let's take a look at our storm scam. we can see what is on the way. most of the area's leading a moderate rains. it stretches all the way off the coast. heavy rain is for the morning and afternoon hours. they really start to settle down. look at the rain totals. over an inch. head over to arlington, almost an inch of rain has already fallen. it to continue to increase. how much can we expect? anywhere from two or 5 inches protocol -- 5 inches. here is a look. temperatures will eventually here is a look. temperatures will eventually go in the lower 70's. coming up, we will take at -- a look at the outlook. we have a newly issued -- a flash flood warning at this time. it does include montgomery county. it is a newly issued flash flood warning. this is until 10:45 a.m. let's get an update on the rush hour news. there is a lot of breaking weather news. >> i have to separate wrecks. the first one is between the planes and marshall. the second one is near dulles. it is getting into the exit for gainesville this morning. hearing about a jackknifed tractor-trailer
now reported in virginia, eastbound 66 before you reach marshall and then before the plains. the pounding of the water, on the left, on the right side of the rooted, in the cent are of the road, it is a mess out there. people are driving too fast at this hour. even though we don't have a lot of volume out there, people are driving too fast to control the vehicle. do keep that in mind. beltway here at old georgetown road, no problems to report on the inner or outer loop of the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> more on how this nasty weather ill impact your ride to work. >> there are flooding concerns in many of the usual places and that includes parts of rock creek park. sarah simmons is live near beach drive. >> reporter: as can you probably imagine, this area has already been shut down. beach drive right as you are around rock creek park. i was talking to the park police officer would is here at the scene where they've got this area closed that they did this starting at 1:00 a.m. just in anticipation of the flooding they were going to be experiences
reconnaissance office in virginia, tom first -- fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it is now 5:00 a.m. on this friday, september 17. we take a live look at interstate 95 at pohick road has the commute picks up for the morning rush hour. good morning. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us. let's say hello to tony perkins. how is it looking out there? >> still wet from the rain we had overnight and last night. still cloud out there but we'll see gradual clearing as the morning goes on. let's take a look at what is happening. we'll start with the current conditions being reported at reagan national airport where right now it is in the 70s. 73degrees at reagan national. relative humidity, 68%. those wind are out of the west at 15 miles per hour so it is breezy. barometric pressure has been falling. right now, we are just left with some clouds. they will be pushing out as the morning progresses and we'll see i think a good amount of sunshine in the latter
is okay from t 5 past 270. live conditions here at university. virginia 66 heading eastbound tracking the trip, as well. everything is good from centreville past 50 to the capital beltway. as we take you over to 395 northbound, lanes are wide open. no issues to report making your way from t 5 past shirlington and beyond. back to you. >>> campaign 2010 in the district has led to a new mayor. voters ousted mayor fenty in the democratic primary in favor of city council chairman vincent gray. with 90% of precincts reporting gray leads with 53% of the vote to fenty's 48%. -- 46%. chris fin fisher is live with more. >> this race wasn't called until 2:00 this morning. and gray didn't even give his tip stance speech until a half hour later. so this is a very, very late night for even involved from all the campaign workers here at the headquarters to the campaign itself. vince gray took the stage at 2:30 this morning. this victory virtually assures that gray will be the city's next mayor. after all he has no republican challengers and fenty previously said he will not be a write in candidate.
of fairfax county. of of montgomery county. low 50s. loudon and frederick, as well as into northern virginia. weather watchers reportg only near 50. west of the blue ridge, a little bit warmer. winchester, 58. rural areas, only in the 40s to near 50. eastern shore, mid-50s under a clear sky. lots of sunshine as high pressure is moving in. highs reaching near 80. tomorrow, increasing clouds. blustery, southerly wind should warm us to the low to mid-80s. needed rain thursday night. dry friday into the weekend. how is your traffic now, jerry? >> certainly picking up volume. 95 nkd through the enter changes. northbound traffic, left side of your screen. overnight road wrk southbound. right now southbound is doing okay northbound to the capital beltway. let's head over and update you on 270. the good news is it's not as bad as it appears along 270 as you round the bend. just a little volume. travel lanes open. metro and vre are okay. brunswick 870 is 12 minutes behind schedule. we'll keep you updated. >>> this morning vincent gray is poised to become the district's next mayor. he defeated adrian
security. >>> summer vacation ended today for a dozen school districts in northern virginia. including the largest fairfax county. 9news now spent the morning at james madison high in vienna and caught the opening bell. >> good morning, madison. students, faculty, and staff, good morning and welcome back. >> how you feeling? first day of school? >> fired. i'm just waking up. >> a little bit nervous, but excited. >> i'm really excited so' all any friends i haven't seen over the summer. >> i'm happy to have the man of the house back learning. >> some new fees you need to know about, parent wills have to pay $75 if they want their child to take an advanced placement or international test. athletes will have to pay $100 per sport to play. >>> the president is ready to hit the road to boost the national economy. a preview of his new plan is coming up. but first, the work may be finished, but the delays, they are still lingering. why red line trains are moving slowly this week. that's next. topper. >> i have to tell you, it's hot out here, but it's comfortable. the high was 94, low 6
that with a guest from "the washington post." he also plans to meet with local families in richmond, virginia, and iowa, to talk about the economy, and do some more campaigning here at home and washington. on friday, a ceremony for justice elena kagan that the supreme court. speaking of the supreme court's newest justice, "usa today" reports that she first is -- faces the first supreme court test today. where with no law clerks are sectors present, to decide which cases to take up later how they should be resolved. and a first of the private sessions for the new term, which officially begins october 4, they will slip through thousands of appeals filed over the summer to decide which should be job -- granted hearings. the conference room is where all of the most and poor decisions of the most and poor decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else -- the most important decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else. many justices speak about how intimidating the first sessions can be. in hawaii justice anthony kennedy says the first confere
administrators here. they identified him as paul warren pardus of arlington, virginia. >> thank you, gail. we will combat -- continue to bring you updates on the doctor and a suspect. >> the exclusive interview with the discovery hostages is getting a lot of attention tonight. that man james lee held them against their will and they talk about how they were able to escape. >> one of the hostages told oprah that he thought he had walked into a television show that was being filmed in the lobby of discovery that day, but when the gun man. his weapon at him, he knew it was the real deal -- but when the gun man pointed his weapon at him he knew it was the real deal. >> on the ground, on the ground -- those were the words that he heard from the gun man. they talked openly and candidly about the heroine ordeal of being held at gunpoint they told oprah today how he walked into the building just moments after his friend and co-worker is taking captive. >> i was coming in the second door and began man was wielding the gun at me -- a the gun man was wielding a gun at me and saying "get on the floor." >
this morning. we are learning more about why a northern virginia man may have stageed a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say he shot a doctor, shot and killed his mother, then turned the gun on himself. this morning, that doctor is recovering and now the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's condition. sherrily joins us live with more on this one. >> reporter: the doctor underwent surgery and is expected to be okay. the shooter's brother says he believes his brother was upset about surgery at johns hopkins hospital because she probably wouldn't able to walk again. police say he shot his mother yesterday morning while the surgeon updated him on the condition of his elderly mother. the wounded soldier, dr. david cohen, was shot in the and. the man barricaded himself in the room killing his mother and himself. >> my boss came running in. he said there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. it was scary knowing someone was on the outside on a rampage with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected.
of a virginia high school football player are coming to grips with his sudden passing. 17-year-old forest peterson was killed in a crash along brook road in stafford, virginia. he was a senior and varsity football player at brook point high school. investigators say peterson swerved to avoid an oncoming traffic and crashed friday night. he died on saturday. >>> a corn silo comes tumbling down in northern pennsylvania, and it's all caught on tape. it happened saturday as farmers rushed to get dairy cows out of a barn in the silo's path. none of the farmers or the cows were hurt. the barn that housed the cows was destroyed. police say this is the second time a silo has crashed on this farm. >>> some amazing video from inside a delta air lines jet as it made an emergency landing this weekend in new york. you can hear the flight attend apartment making sure her passengers stay safe. >> stay down, stay down, stay down! >> the video shows sparks out of the window on the flight from atlanta. the lapping gear on the right side couldn't come down. all 60 people got off safely. >> no, i really thin
making your way in towards virginia and we're going to end with inbound new york avenue nice and quiet commute this morning towards the 3rd street tunnel. >>> investigators are searching for answers after a woman is found dead on her doorstep. as brittany morehouse reports, neighbors say the woman was in the midst of a new beginning in her life. >> sad because i knew her. she lived hee for a long time. >> reporter: no name, no picture but people who knew are still grieving the woman found outside of her apartment on greenbelt road are remembering her with fondness she was specially sweet to young people. >> especially when you have kids. >> this is some scary things. >> reporter: many people were frightened when they saw the woman hanging outside of the front door of the apartment complex. they say she was lying down in the ground in a pool of blood. >> it looked like she probably fainted and one hand was out halfway where the doors are. >> reporter: police will say very little with the woman, except that she was in her 40s and suffered some blunt trauma but the friends she made descri
on anything trying to grow of the ground. nearly 90% of virginia is cooking with drought conditions. 100% of maryland is hot. >> some have received so little brain in their farm in virginia that his normally red apples look like golden delicious. >> still to come, the number of people in the sea with hiv is rising. a casino will open next week and linseed lohan is headed back to jail. >> mr. cole bear went to washington -- colbert went to capitol hill. not everybody was laughing. he made for some awkward moments. we are live from northwest washington. >> it was particularly awkward for the democrats that invited him to appear. >> comedian steven colbert of his you need brand of truth. what i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i hope that my star power can fund this hearing all the way up to c-span. >> he spent the day picking vegetables as part of a campaign. it offers you a citizens to replace them reform workers. just seven people showed up for work. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so many -- sold you a
's, near e bay, mid to upper 70s, upper 70s in central virginia and down through the carolinas in the low 80s. roanoke is at 80 degrees. out of the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, near 50 this rning, now in the low 60s. eastern shore away from the waters right now near 70. e view from space over the last 12 hours showing a northerly flow coming down from canada as high pressure noses down. it's cleared out our sky. we'll ve plenty of sunshine for the rest of the afternoon. it will be mild, a bit blustery at times, winds gusting to 10 to 25 miles an hour as highs reach the upper 70s to near 80 by midafrnoon. a look at the rest of the week, somehanges on the way as well as the weekend, and we'll look at the troipics, too. that's coming up. t? >> thanks, tom. >>> let's head to the roads now and check out the traffic this midday. jerry edwards is with us from the news 4 traffic network. hey, jry. >> hey, pat. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. well, construction crews have taken an additional travel lane for the midday along 395 northbound, 14th street bridge, not unco
leaders laid out their pledge to america in sterling, virginia this past week. the g.o.p. said they'll put people back to work and amending the economic stimulus program. chris wallace joins us with a preview of today's program. >> good morning. melanie. and this is it, 45 pages, a lot of interesting proposals and nice pictures and this is the g.o.p. agenda going into the election in november. >> so chris, it's been described as not quite a contract, more than an agenda and you've read it, do you think it will win over the independents. >> i don't think that's the key point: 80% backs the partyandd the 20% present their ideas. democrats say that we're the party of no. no, we have ideas and you can see them right here. i think the fact of the agenda is por important than anything in it. >> but this has been discussed in detail. one of the dangers is you've been pushed into putting something on paper because the democrats are painting you as the party of no, and no ideas, and now you do give them something to aim at. >> but i have to say, there is nothing in here that is very specific, quit
thatplan. >>> northern virginia commuters may have hit a snag if they took metro tis morning. elevators at half of arlington's ten stations were out of service. it is unclear what caused the outages and metro tells us, it could have been different issues at each of the stions. metro says repairs were made to three of the stations but elevators will be out at the rosslyn and pentagon stations unil later this week. >>> we've had a beautiful day. >> yesterday we got some needed rain. we're starting the week off on the right track. doug cammerer is tracking conditions. >> some locations picked up from a quarter to three quarters of an inch of rain. today, look at this. a beautiful day out there. plenty of sunshine. bright blue skies. out toward sugar loaf mountain, a beautiful afternoon to get out and about. 85 degrees, the current temperature. dew point only 55 degrees. that makes the humidity 36%. we're seeing a wind out of the south southwest. we'retarting to warm up. haguetown around 85 degrees. 86 in sterling. culpeper, the warm spot. over toward annapolis, about 76. but great weather
three days. heads-up in northern virginia. a new traffic pattern in place a a busy intersection in ty >>> crime alert. eight people have been shot over the weekend in ward 4 in the district. this violence began just after midnight on friday with one person shot in the 600 block of longfellow streetnorthwest. fewer than five hours later, a woman was caught in gunfi near 9th and deindicator street. four people shot on satuay night in the 700 block of sheprd. that's about a block away from a police substation. two people were shot in the 100 block of kennedy street northwest before sunrise. we have checked with d.c. police and they say they do not know of any arrest in y shootings. >>> police on the hunt for a person who murdered a 21-year-old woman in the district. this happened around 3:30 yesterday morning along bruce place. ashley mccray is the young woman in the far right in this picture. it was takent the georgetown store worked. th found the 21-year-old inside a car early saturday morning where she had been shot. she was rushed to the hospital where shwas pronounced dead. >> every
to smith point, virginia has been canceled. we want to show you the tornado watch and show you that the entire -- well most of the area is under a tornado watch. from d.c. and the close-in counties to all points eastward until 1:00 this afternoon and it does include fairfax county, arlington county and prince george's, anne arundel, as far as the counties in eastern maryland. tornado watch until 1:00 p.m. wind advisory. winds could gust up to 45-50 miles per hour around the chesapeake bay. tucker, i understand you have new informations that just come in. >> back to hd radar, we have a county and warning issues for eastern st. mary's counting, including st. mary's city, lexington park. st. leonard creek and lusby until 9:45 this morning. so again a tornado warning just issued for southeastern calvert county and eastern st. mary's county until 9:45. we have severe thunderstorms pushing through and racing at about 50 miles per hour. we'll give you updates in just a minute. back to you at the desk. allison and gurvir. >> thanks so much, tuck. >>> and our team coverage continues. s
at this time. 61 at gaithersburg. quantico, virginia is at 64 degrees. let's see. stevensville, maryland, 64 degrees. dulles, 62. win which ther, 63 at this hour. take a look at this satellite- radar. -- winchester, 63 at this hour. we get some loud pushing that the region. that is a cold front that will come through here tonight. that is the front that will trigger some shower activity we believe but in advance of the cold front, we get the temperatures warming up a little bit. a little bit of a southerly breeze, some cloud cover and then the cold front comes through, trigs some showers, maybe a couple of thunderstorms. that brings cooler, drier air in for the rest of the week or the end of the week into the weekend. this is how it all comes together for today. your forecast, clouds on the increase. warm temperatures though in advance of the cold front and breezy. 87degrees for your high today as opposed to yesterday's 86 degrees. those winds are suggested early tonight. late tonight, they will shift to out of the northwest with the passage of th
indicted and two of them convicted in one of the largest home abuse cases in virginia history. and as peggy fox tells us, the most serious charge involved a nurse accused of holding a pillow over an elderly man's face. >> my husband's diaper, the time that it was changed, i would come in there 12 hours later and it was saturated and never been changed. >> reporter: mary kay evans said she complained constantly about the care her husband jack received at potomac nursing center in arlington. >> his dentures were never removed from his mouth and cleaned. his fingernails and toe nails were long. his body was dirty. his hair was never shampooed and unshaved. >> reporter: his widow would still find his lunch still uncovered and untouched in the evening. >> nobody would feed him and he couldn't feed himself. it was just dropped off there. sometimes there would be roaches in the tray. >> reporter: the medicare virginia state fraud office asked if she would allow the fbi to put a camera in her husband's room and she said yes. with the evidence on the video, they were able to indict 11 employees on c
and virginia today. two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? it's been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing the pastor in the sex abuse. we'll hear explosive charges from the 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. >> we're going to talk a little bit about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big, tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at floridians preparing for this. this storm was south of cuba yesterday and dropped as much as six inches of rain in some locations. so, everybody's getting ready for what will be a big flooding rain
. >>> northbound side of 99 in virginia, not bad. a little heavy in woodbridge. 270 southbound, have been getting past about 109 in hyattstown. beltway at college park, if an accident on the inner loop near 95, the ramp is open, still activity on the far right. traveling on the inner loop at route 1 college park there's an accident on the far-right. it has just been cleared out. no delays getting past the scene. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:21. 67 degrees. >> thanks for waking up with us on this friday morning. stay with us. " america needs clean energy, and america needs jobs. wind power can deliver on both - but only if the senate encourages investment by passing a strong renewable electricity standard. with a strong res, we can keep 85,000 wind power workers on the job, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >> >>> this man is one of the oldest workers around. a 100-year-old postal worker. they celebrated his birthday yesterday. >> he's worked ther
to himself. >> he was quiet. i don't know that much about him at all. >> reporter: now the northern virginia wrestling officials association also wanted to make clear there are strict rules that forbid an official to be alone with any young wrestlers without the presence of the team coach or other team members. >>> a former teacher at one of the district's most prestigeous schools sentenced in a child sex abuse case. robert peterson taught 7th and 8th grade and in january was charged with sexual abuse of minor and other crimes. prosecutors say he invited a boy to his home, showed him pornography and touched him and was immediately fired. >>> a 21-year-old woman ashley mcrae was found shot to death early saturday morning. her sister last saw her leaving a nightclub in northeast with a man she had known for a month or two. mcrae's family and friends say she always had a smile on her face. >> her smile, i see her smile. that's what's keeping me going. i keep seeing her smile. she had the prettiest smile in the world. >> she was a people's person. anybody could tell you that. she could communic
rolling through tonight. >>> summer vacation is officially over in northern virginia. students in a dozen school districts, including the city of alexandria, arlington, fairfax, loudoun, and prince william counties went back to school this morning. in vienna, parents and the kids had mixed feelings. >> how are you feeling? >> i'm just waking up. >> i'm nervous, but excited. >> i'm really excited to see all my friends. >> i'm happy to have the man of the house back. >> fairfax county is the largest school system in the area with more than 170,000 students. it has seen a spike in enrollment in the past few years while at the same time, dealing with budget cuts. >> over the last few years, we had to make cuts across the board in the classrooms, increasing class size, decreasing services in the schools. secretarial principals, the list goes on over the last two years. for this school year, we have not made any additional cuts. >> but parents will have to pay $75 if they want their child to take an advanced placement and athletes are going to be paying $100 per sport they play in school
back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? without objection. >> madam speaker, what we just heard is nonsense. my friends on the other side of the aisle had had their way, in the worse -- worst economic recession in 80 years which was on their watch, they would have done nothing. mr. connolly: a republican economist said that but for the recover have iry and -- recovery and reinvestment act we would have gone into the great depression. and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? without objection. mr. smith: our nation's unemployment continues to whoever near 10% and 15 million americans are looking for a job. that's seven million more than when the current majority took over. we have seen the results of these failed fiscal policies. deficits, debt, and economy which continues to struggle. unemployment has been above 9% for 16 consecutive months. instead of putting forth a bipartisan plan to spur job creation, washington democrats seem to be doing the exact opposite. in just a few
from 66 all the way to the 270 spur on the west side of town but accident- free through virginia and maryland. moving onto 395 folks, leaving d.c. via this route, no major complaints coming from drivers in this part of town once you hit 95, though, it will be slow from fairfax county parkway to route 123. and finally, we are going to wrap it up in d.c. where here in the traffic center we are also keeping our eyes on the police activity around the u street area. u street closed between 9th and 14th streets. you will want to take florida avenue to get around this. back to you. >> thanks. >>> still ahead tonight, confusion at the university of texas after a gunman opened fire on campus before shooting himself. >>> plus the battle over the will left by the late anna nicole smith's husband heads back to the u.s. supreme court. >>> from back yard politics to big college rallies. president obama hits the campaign trail hard for democrats. i'm joel brown at the white house. >>> president obama is on a campaign style swing through three states in two days. he's raising cash and supporting
maryland faces a road challenge against 21st ranked west virginia. the mountain nears have -- the mountaineers have won the previous four meetings and a win would go a long way in proving these terps are for real. >> this week it will be another test, a different type of test, you know, but maybe we can have an indicator of how much we've grown, you know, in the last two weeks and what kind of confidence. you don't have to be confidence to win up in morgantown. >>> nats and braves in a matinee in atlanta, top of the 2nd no score, justin maxwell with the bases loaded and one out. one deep into left field, a no doubter. his third career grand slam, only nine career home runs. 4-0 nats bottom of the 6th, now 4-2. john lannan strikes out alex gonzalez who loses his bat in the process. the nats defeat the braves 4-2 to take 2-3 from atlanta and the o's defeat the blue jays 3- 1. i'm dave feldman. 5 is back with more of the edge right after this. have a good night.  >>> he'
. michael vick starts for the eagles. >>> west virginia is an early favorite against maryland in morgantown, but the terps are off to a solid start, gaining confidence, and trying to get better. can they hold up to a very talented team like the mountaineers in front of a hostile crowd? >> the crowd is out of control. the fans love the mountaineers. they're just waiting to boo us, so it should be fun. >>> baseball fans, the nationals-braves and atlanta. -- in atlanta. the second inning, maxwell, the bases loaded. in his wheel house, get up, get out. grand slam, touch them all, big fella. fear the turtle. 42-the final. -- 4-to the final. >>> the orioles, against toronto. top of the seventh, the orioles playing tough defense. izturis lays out to play the defense. check out this replay. the orioles win, 3-1. >>> mike shanahan spoke with clinton portis privately today about his comments on females in the locker room. that is now behind him. albert haynesworth participated in practice. i believe the defense is better with him in there. we will see how it shakes out. >> it is definitely bigger. am
enforcement and the immigrant community in arlington county. virginia implemented the program early this year. >>> coming up, congress says the country cannot afford to wait to address pipeline safety. >> the d.c. council will look to rolling back those high parking fees as drivers complain they can no longer afford a night >>> a suspected terror plot against european countries has prompted military action by the u.s. it also prompted the cond evacuation of the eiffel tower in as many weeks. a bomb threat was called into the tower today, but police found nothing suspicious. it came on the same day that british intelligence officials said they had intercepted an incredible terror plot against france and britain. al-qaeda is thought to be connected to the threat which remains unspecified. an official in washington said u.s. strikes in waington have been aimed at disrupting that plot. >>> they say the country must act now to stop pipeline explosions. senators want to meet with inspecrs and say they want to use a manual shut-off valve. this is following a massive explosion that caused a reball. i
. falls church virginia has created online bill pay for personal property taxes and officials say it's more convenient than writing and mailing checks and reduces the am of paper. property bills are just a start. they hope to add more services soon. for a link, check out the where you live section of our website at wusa9.com. >>> so is the r-word making a come back. >> no. the s-word, showers. and that's probably a stretch. >> just enough to mess up my car wash. >> we'll see. the odds are you'll be all right. 86 today with low humidity. our forecast first for the next three days. starting out with sunshine tomorrow, clouds come in. a drop on there, but i would not bring an em bella -- an umbrella. and i would not have washed my car today but you'll be okay. low 80s on saturday with partly cloudy skies. we'll break down tomorrow for you. not as cool to start. near 70 by 7:00. partly cloudy skies. that means near 60 in the burbs. clouds come in and by evening downright windy, 84 degrees and maybe a shower. and the biggest -- well the biggest factor we'll feel from the front is the wind
. western maryland and west virginia. we're generally in the 50s. washington, mid-60s. low 60s near the bay. highs with lots of sun today. much of the region near 80 degrees. it will be cooler in the mountains. tonight a mostly clear evening. sun tomorrow morning but clouding up with highs in the low to mid-80s. thursday evening we might have a passing shower late in the evening or prawn. cloudy friday morning, in the 60s. sun back in the afternoon. low 80s. and looks like a nice weekend coming up. saturday should be mostly sunny. lows in the 50s. afternoon highsn the low 80s. a look at sunday and into next week with the extended outlook. that will be in ten minutes at 5:21. let's chec traffic now for this wednesday morning. how is it looking, jerry? >> tom, a possible fly in the ointment. florida avenue, word of a tractor trailer broken down in the roadway. looks like it's just past the camera there. it's reported to be in the right lane. heads-up for that as you travel toward northweson new york avenue. picking up a ltle bit of volume. new hampshire avenue. both directions between the ame
george's and montgomery counties. >>> a man in south riding, virginia is behind bars for sexually saassaulting a woman tt he met on eharmony. it happened at the suspect's house in loudoun county. pat collins talked to peoplen the neighborhood who are alarmed about that arrest. >> reporter: a sex crime in thir well tailored community in south riding. people, most upset. >> they ought to put these people away. it is horrible, what's going on. >> think in this block is a family block with kids playing. not something like, some crime like that taking place he. >> reporter: police say this man used the internet to befriend a woman whom he later held captive and victimized. >> the person may seem like a nic person on the other end of the phone. if you don't know them, you have to assume that foul play could be involved. >> reporter: accoing to the sheriff, this go back to june. that's when they stay suspect john swan evanset the victim on the dating website eharmony.com. july, they say, he lured her to his house here in south riding. and health her against her will. and sexually assault
's that weather front coming through the area. well to the south in areas of virginia. you can see all the severe weather around stanton, island and queens. let me take through and show you the wild weather. they had near hurricane force winds topping out well over 100 miles per hour. they've had a lot of severe weather. power lines down across the area. agai that around the perth area. not just there but also in areas of southeastern ohio near athens. sohat is next? this weather front will ctinue heading to the south. there is another one coming in for sunday night, early monday. i don't think we'll see any rain out of that one. sorry, guys. we'll have to wt until mid-week. what we are going to get late sunday is a few clouds from it. maybe a few clouds going into monday. so rain is the bt chance, mid-week wednesday. down into the 6 tonight, look at cincinnati, ohio, 54 degrees. the forecast then for this evening. clouds moving out from 75 to 65 will be dropping. then a comfortable clear start for tomorrow morning. 54 to about 60 degrees. itill be a little on the cool side. but pleasant for not
, virginia, at 88 degrees. annapolis at 75. as we look tough the day tomorrow, a little bit warmer. high around 87 in washington. 86 in warrenton. 85 toward frederickburg. another great day tomorrow. a slight chance of rain. i'll update out when that will happen coming updi my forecast. >> thanks. >>> a 9-hour stand-off in prince george's county is over. the suspect has been hospitalized after shooting hielf. >> it all began in the 8600 block ofÑi richboro road in capitals heights, maryland. some of the eight people held hostage spoke about their ordeal withnews4's john schriffen. >> reporter: a terrifying ordeal for family members of this victim who say they were inside the house when the gunman storm in. we're learning at one point,çó eight people were being held hostage. this stand-off with police finally ended nearly nine hours later. after the suspect turned the gun on him. family members of the female victim were emotional after a two-day stand-off finally came to an end. prince george's county police say it started around 10:00 tuesday night in this house at the end of the road
there. farther to the west, still in the 60s in much of western maryland. panhandle of west virginia and shenandoah valley. it seems almost wintry. these are the current dew points. they are in the 40s. this is the driest day we have had in a long time, since even about have the summer. we have dry weather all the way down to the atlantic beaches too. this continues to come in on some northwest breezes. these are the latest wind gusts. they have been around 20 to 25 miles an hour gusts. as we look at the other temperatures, out of the mountains, still in the low 60s. eastern shore, east of the bay and away from the waters, still near 70 degrees. all this coming from high pressure, which continues to move in off the great lakes. it is assisted by an area of low pressure spinning away over eastern new england and northern new england. that lull combined with this area of high pressure giving us a little bit of blustery wind. these are the remnants of tropic tropical storm hermine. this high pressure is going to hold forth for the next couple of days. some of the moisture will be along
. slow traffic as you work your way south of montrose road to the split. in virginia, northbound i-95 slowing out of dale city trying to head north of the prince william parkway. no accidents, just volume. 66 slows at business 234. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> a speeding suv collides with an ambulance overnight. stacy cohan joins us live with the details. >> reporter: it was a very scary moment for the folk in the ambulance apparently. this happened just around midnight. they were just dispatched heading westbound on marlboro pike. and apparently, investigators were able to watch it all unfold on a dash cam that took video from the ambulance. the suburban was heading the wrong with a just speeding down when it was approaching the ambulance head on. the driver of the ambulance managed to swerve to the left and the suv, the suburban lipped the side of the ambulance, literally shaving half of that ambulance off and then it went another 40 yards, crashed into a brick wall, crashed into a utility pole and flipped up on its roof. all three members in that suv, three men
that, we'll be watching matthew carefully. robin? >> we will. thank you, sam. >>> the state of virginia carried out the death penalty last night in the state's first execution of a woman in nearly a century. this particular case is re-igniting the debate over crime and punishment. krim sciutto is in virginia with this. >> reporter: we're hearing of an harrowing scene in "l" block behind me. eyewitnesses described lewis as terrified and trembling in the chamber. she turned down a sedative, offered to death row inmates. a guard tapping her on the shoulder to calm her, as she was put to death. it's here, inside this cramped death chamber, where teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in 98 years. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as described by the laws in the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: her minister of seven years, kept a sad vigil. when you met with her for a final time, did you have a sense that she was ready for this? >> she resigned herself to this. and she knew for seven years that this was a good possibility. but she did
is still unclear. >>> last night virginia execud a woman convicted of ranging the killings of her husband and stepson, teresa lewis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals of leniency in part because defense attorneys said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda avandia has been pulled from the market. >>> eddie fisher died overnight because of complications from hip surgery. he was known for his marriages to debbie reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress kerrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a plane crashed -- hundreds of school children were among those in a crowd of speck todayors. >>> gold meantime hit yet another high this morning. trish reagan is at the new york stock exchange. this can't be a good sign. >> it's a great sign if you own a lot of gold, but the rest of us out there, is not a good sign. one reason is that all of the doom sayers are helping to boost this price up. also theelationship between gold and the u.s. dlar is ver important here. the u.s. dollar has really been getti
coming past college park. also, a disabled truck in the northbound direction. virginia is having a pretty normal day. back to you. >> all right, thank you. >>> coming up on abc7 news at 5:00, a lot of people feeling cramped at the airlines, but is this worth going through to save some cash? >>> they have definitely become a necessary evil, so are we now addicted to our cell phones? >>> and the latest american hiker to le ♪ storyteller: the itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. down came the rain and clogged the gutter system creating a leak in the roof. luckily, the spider recently had geico help him with homeowners insurance. water completely destroyed his swedish foam mattress. he got full replacement. and now owns the sleep number bed. his sleep number is 25. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. >>> americans have developed a very strong relationship with their cell phones. >> that is right. research shows more and more are using text messages and using their cell phones for everything, from an alarm clock to cameras, but research shows that this
to that level. the court in 2003 struck down part of a virginia law that banned cross burning. the justices said it was illegal only if it's done specifically to intimidate someone. katie? >> couric: all right. jan crawford in washington. jan, thanks very much. now to the war in afghanistan. general petraeus has said the u.s. cannot succeed without winning the hearts and minds of afghan civilians, but tonight will's a disturbing development and a story david martin first reported back in may, u.s. troops accused of killing civilians in cold blood. david tells us 12 soldiers are now facing military charges. >> reporter: if the charges are proven, this was the platoon from hell. five american soldiers accused of murdering afghan civilians just because they could. seven more involved in the coverup, plus mutilating corpses, taking pot shots at afghan civilians, smoking hash, and beating up a private who blew the whistle. they may have done more harm to the american cause in afghanistan than any equivalent number of taliban could hope to cause. >> this is the kind of thing that hurts us enormously a
different. >> wait a second. didn't the virginia court of appeals just rule it was okay for the fairfax county police to tail a sex offender with one of those devices without a warrant? >> yeah, it did, but that ruling is in conflict with this ruling from the federal court of appeals here in d.c. it's also in conflict with state courts in new york and massachusetts. really seems likely this will end up before the supreme court. >> all right. on that note tomorrow morning, we'll hear from the local attorney who managed to get the drug conviction tossed out when police used one of the gps units without a warrant. it is going to be another banner weekend across our area. perfect weather for the grand opening of cox farm. the leesburg farm will have zoo animals, hayrides, maizes, plus chow down on country farm food. that's a nice picture. go to our web site and click on where you live, and select leesburg to find out more information or stuff going on in your backyard, select your own neighborhood. where you live on wusa9.com. . >> i wonder if they have any fried stuff out there. >> i'm go
are seeing a problem in virginia, 395 southbound right now at route one, a pretty bad accident here. all lanes taken away except the right so there will be traffic heading up to that spot so let's take our live shot here on 395 you can see volume. looks like it's moving a little bit better now than when i was watching five minutes ago so slow from washington boulevard down to the scene. moving onto 270, it's going to be looking nice out there as we move onto our mdot camera. german town to clarksburg. everyone moving at speed. mom and dad should be home in no time on this route. travel times for you and some of the spots still bogging travelers down, 66 still can't break this, close to 20 minutes from 495 to 7100. on the inner loop looks like it's getting better, 12 minutes from 270 over to i-95 in montgomery county. back to you. >>> topper shutt is here with the forecast. >> rain is a strong word. we do have a chance for some showers coming up not tonight, though. in fact here's your forecast first. tonight if you want to go out, fine. in fact, quite spectacular out here. here's your fo
and virginia, south of fredericksburg. interstate 95 at route 1, spotsylvania has two overturned vehicles and a horse trailer that overturned in the medium. both directions of interstate 95 south of fredericksburg are affected. we had a crash in the inner loop near braddock roper that will hang you up out of springfield, virginia. there is an accident in college park with a motorcycle down on the inner loop on route one on your way into greenbelt. blue and orange lines delayed from metro because of a sixth customer who has been taken care of. >>> another beautiful day in washington. here is a look at the sun rise in frederick. there is a few-clouds and 55 degrees in frederick. our forecast for today calls for a lot of sunshine and a cold front will move through and it will become breezy at 10-20 miles per hour. 82 will be a high temperature today and sunny and near 80 tomorrow and chance of showers thursday into friday and 70's for saturday. >>> today is primary day in maryland and d.c. and the polls are now open. the contentious matters raised in d.c. between mayor adrian fenty and vince
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